Archive of December 1, 2010

Brazilian bishops seek constitutional protection for unborn

Dec 1, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- Four dioceses in the Brazilian state of Sao Paolo have announced a joint effort to prevent the legalization of abortion.

Pope names two new US bishops, as Seattle receives new archbishop

Dec 1, 2010 - 06:49 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI oversaw changes to the U.S. episcopate on Dec. 1, including resignations in New Jersey and Missouri and two auxiliary bishops' appointments, all on the same day that the Archdiocese of Seattle celebrated its new archbishop's installation.

New rector invites Pope to visit La Sapienza University

Dec 1, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- The new rector of Rome’s La Sapienza University has issued an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to visit the school.

Christians most persecuted religious group, Vatican tells summit meeting

Dec 1, 2010 - 03:16 pm .- Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group, the Vatican’s top diplomat told a summit of international leaders meeting in Kazakhstan, Dec. 1.

Pope Benedict XVI to visit Monaco in 2012

Dec 1, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted an invitation to visit the country of Monaco in 2012.  The visit would be the first by a Pontiff in nearly 500 years.

God's promises always surpass our expectations, Pope teaches

Dec 1, 2010 - 12:28 pm .- Continuing his recent trend of highlighting women saints during his Wednesday audience, Pope Benedict XVI focused on the renowned English mystic Julian of Norwich.

Catholic League nativity sets find positive response from state governors

Dec 1, 2010 - 05:55 am .- The Catholic League recently sent nativity scenes of the Holy Family to the 50 governors of the United States.  So far, the group says, the responses received have been “overwhelmingly” positive.

Jerusalem patriarch hopes prayer and fasting will ease drought

Dec 1, 2010 - 03:22 am .- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has asked Christians in the Holy Land to join in prayer and fasting for the relief of a seven-year drought.

Pro-family leaders warn that ‘hate group’ label defines Christianity as bigotry

Dec 1, 2010 - 12:41 am .- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of pro-family groups as hate groups is the “next phase” of a gay rights movement which seeks to redefine Christianity as bigotry and to shut down honest debate, pro-family leaders warned.

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